Saturday 28 April 2012

Round, like a circle

Well I don't think anyone would disagree that I've got windmills in my mind!  One of my favourite songs ever that.

Hello blogworld

Here I am again when I shouldn't be - did you notice that?  It's Team Abi's turn this week at Sweet Stampin' but I, probably in a reaction to making so few cards recently, have had a bit of a manic cardmaking week and am joining in.

I saw this card style in this blog and loved the idea.  Then as the challenge this week is 'Anything but a square' I thought, aha two birds one stone and here I am!

This weeks sponsor is Di's Digis and on offer is a $10 voucher:

Our regular monthly sponsor is Joanna Sheen and a £10 voucher is on offer:

So what card made I in my busy week then?  Have a look-see, but lots of pictures to wade through:

Front shot:

Detail of image:

Side shot:

Showing the extra base for the message:
You'll have to excuse that in places the circles don't completely match up, it is the first time that I've made this type of card - next time I'll be better.

I used:

Digi stamp:
Tiddly Inks - Wryn Birthday Girl
coloured with my Pro and Flexmarkers and a white gel pen

Nestie circles and scalloped circles
Lea'bilities Cutting/Embossing Die - Swirl Circle and Flowers

Papermania - Blueberry Hill

Lace and brad - from my stuff
Swirl, was a freebie
Craftwork cards - circle sentiment

There you go, that's my not a square card, if you are looking for more not squares pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek at what the very talented ladies on Team Abi have created.  While you're there soaking up the inspiration, you could pop an entry into the challenge.

See you soon,

A challenge, or two:

The Cutie Pie Challenge blog: Circles (nice to be joining in again after missing a couple of the challenges!)

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge: Challenge 61 - Punches & Dies

Crafty US Crazy: Challenge 26 - Inspire us - well I've used one of my favourite stamp / digi company's - Tiddly Inks!!  Love Christy's images (stamps or digis)


Doreen said...

Such a pretty card,love the

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Sarah, love the sweet image and fabulous shape...Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

melsanford said...

Such a sweet card! Love the image and the shape is fab!!! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card. Even if there is **** in it. Hmphh ;)

I really really really need some of those images.... oooh dilemma!!

Have a good weekend.

Susan x

Tracey T said...

I love, love, love this Sarah! The overlapping circles on the base are a brilliant idea and I love your layout. Just gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend, Tracey xx

Céline said...

so cute, i love it
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week

Jo said...

Hi Sarah, i love visiting your always make me smile! Gorgeous card, as usual and fab image and embellies, too!Prob my fav card shape at the moment....i make far too many.....think i need to get out more!!Hope you're having a good weekend!
Hugs Jo x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous the image and fabulous layout too hun :o)

hope you are having a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Sarah! what a sweet image and you've coloured her beautifully. I love the pretty papers and lace - all So pretty!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Hazel said...

Fab card Sarah - love the Wryn image and colours - great.

Thanks for popping by and leaving me a comment.

See you soon.

Toodle pip

Hazel x

coops said...

so stunning sarah.really love the design and gorgeous pretty image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

So cute and pretty Sarah! Love these images... eek, I've still not caved and bought any but I'm not sure how much longer I can resist! Gorgeous design too, looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy Fraser said...

What a clever card and soo pretty. love it. xx

An Occasional Genius said...

This is a fabulous card Sarah! I adore that circle swirl & fab colouring sweetie xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Really pretty card Sarah, love the design and the swirl circle is fab, haven't seen that one before. Debs xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Welcome back, ow very pretty card, lovely image. Thanks for jining us at Cutie Pie Circles challenge. good luck cheers Sue N x

Christine L said...

Oooh this is just such a gorgeous 'not a square card',,,,,,, I LOVE IT!

Christine x

xxxtglxxx said...

Ooh, this is lovely! :) Gorgeous candy colours and layers, and such a cute image! :)



Mel said...

well that an amzing not a square card!
The wee image is so cute and the pink is perfect with her!
What a good idea to have the lil hidden panel to write on!
Hugs Melly xxx